RAHS diver sets school record


Michelle Schlossmacher Smith

A Parkview Middle School pool record fell earlier this month. Roseville Area High School freshman Michelle Schlossmacher Smith recorded the highest diving score in the history of the pool at a meet on Sept. 4.

Schlossmacher Smith's score of 255.9 broke a record that had stood since 1995. The previous record, held by Mary Ahlin, was 242 points.

The Roseville girls swim team is coached by former Raider and University of Minnesota swimming All-American Michael Richards. Bob Andresen is the diving coach and the assistant coaches are Carolyn Bernhardt and Michael Daup.

Bernhardt swam collegiately at St. Olaf and Daup did so at Minnesota.

Roseville's senior captains are Becca Haas and Lauren Kacmarynski and the junior captains are Jamie Gorski and Isabel Gennrich. Kacmarynski is a two-time state-meet qualifier in the 100-yard freestyle.

Joining Schlossmacher Smith on the diving roster are sophomores Lauren Flatten and Salix Iverson. Adrianna Schlossmacher Smith, Michelle's twin sister, is also a diver, but is currently out of action with a diving concussion.

Junior Courtney Gastecki is another strong and versatile swimmer who competes in numerous events. Kacmarynski and Haas are the only seniors on this year's roster.

Roseville has two events on the schedule this week, starting Thursday with a home meet against Stillwater. On Saturday, the Raiders compete in an invitational meet at Hamline University in St. Paul.

--Brian Meyers

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